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Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube

At the end of last year, between 21st November and 19th December, Transport for London carried out an intriguing trial: It was going to track your phone on the London Underground. Read More >>

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Uber Gives Drivers Free Language Training In Battle With TfL

In the escalating turf war between Transport for London and taxi rivals Uber, the on-demand ride app has announced it's giving its drivers a free English language course. This is in response to TfL's declaration that all drivers from non-English-speaking countries had to pass a £200 exam to prove their competency - a decision that's been in and out of court over the last few months. Read More >>

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What’s Gone So Wrong With the Piccadilly Line?

Take a look at the Piccadilly line Twitter page, and you’ll see a depressing, seemingly endless stream of updates reporting delays, repairs and a shortage of trains. Scroll down (further, no further, keep going) and you’ll eventually come across this: Read More >>

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TfL Wants to Know Where and When You Connect to its Wi-Fi Network

Transport for London has worked out how to collect the sweet, sweet data advertisers are always gagging for without bringing the Underground to a literal standstill, and is set to kick off a Wi-Fi connection data-gathering trial next week. Read More >>

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TfL Advice Booklet Mocks Buskers and Calls Homeless People ‘Dirty and Smelly’

London transport bigwigs are currently charging around their offices, flapping around a booklet called Safer Steps and repeating the words “Who approved this?” Read More >>

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All Black Cabs to Support Card Payments From Monday… at a 20p Premium

TfL has announced that all of London’s black cabs will be required to have a contactless card payment reader -- either fixed or handheld -- on board from October 31st. Read More >>

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Notes From Underground: How to Improve the Night Tube to Help Pissed People

The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London. How ever did we get by without it? The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month. Read More >>

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November Northern Line Night Tube Launch Date Confirmed

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the Northern line will join the Night Tube on November 18th, confirming what Tube staff told the BBC's Tom Edwards last month. Read More >>

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Circle and Hammersmith and City Line Staff to Strike Tonight and Tomorrow

The Night Tube may be here at last, but not all is well with the London Underground. Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union members are set to hold a 24-hour strike -- kicking off at 9.30pm tonight -- which will badly affect the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines tomorrow. Read More >>

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TfL Makes a Hell of a Lot of Money From Incomplete Journeys

Transport for London has picked up criticism after data revealed that it pocketed £277 million from passengers making incomplete journeys between 2011 and 2015. Just £72 million was refunded over the same period. Read More >>

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This is What an Emergency Evacuation Along a Tube Tunnel Looks Like

The journey home got unexpectedly exciting for around 1,000 Tube passengers yesterday evening, after their train got stuck outside Shepherd’s Bush station. A fault with the track meant that everyone on board had to jump off and walk through London Underground’s gloomy tunnels. Read More >>

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London’s Cancelled Transport Projects (Or, Why Commuting in the Capital is Rubbish)

Until the mid-19th century, London was actually rather small by today’s standards. Hammersmith was still a sleepy country village, fields were to be found to the north of Great Russell Street, and the cities of Westminster and London were still identifiably separate. So taking the longview, since then London has exploded - hitting a population of around 9 million before WWII. Though the numbers fell after they soon started to rise again - with the population predicted to hit 11 million by 2050. And this raises an obvious question: How can London help everyone get around? Read More >>

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London’s Night Tube Has a (New) Official Launch Date

When I say 'night', you say 'tube'. TfL’s having a party, so bring your booze books and your char-ming selves down to your local Underground station (if it’s on the Central or Victoria line) on the evening of August 19th. Yes, almost 12 months after it was originally supposed to get going, the 24-hour Tube service is actually going to creak into action. Read More >>

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Elizabeth Line Tube Map Shows the Underground’s Slightly Messy Future

A quite-clearly-unfinished Tube map incorporating the Elizabeth Line has been spotted on TfL’s website, and it looks, well, a little busy. Central London in particular looks like a bit of a minefield (not that it isn’t already, and so on and so on), with Paddington, Liverpool Street and Farringdon stations looking particularly hairy. Read More >>

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TfL’s Toilet Tube Map Will Save You From Fouling Yourself in Public

Suggesting that one or two members of the public may have recently had little accidents on the network, TfL has squeezed out the toilet Tube map, which ISN’T actually a special new brand of loo roll. Rather than wiping your foul arse on it, the transport organisation wants you to study its colourful lines and toilet signs, so you never have to resort to relieving yourself into a platform bin while using a copy of the Metro as cover ever again. Read More >>